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Poster: dr. flashback Date: Jun 1, 2009 8:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 87

Since I've managed to collect about 98 percent of 1987, I seriously doubt that those shows are not also in the vault as well.
Interesting thing about the Dylan shows, almost all of them exist in AUD only for the Dead sets, but many have the Dylan sets (or part of them) in SBD !! One exception is 7/12/87 which is ALL or almost all SBD for both GD and Dylan.

Since 7/24 and 7/26 were used as the "View from the Vault #4" no doubt the GD crew were taping all the shows in July for future release and didn't allow SBD plug-ins at those shows.
Just my best guess.

As for the rest of the year, 1987 is one of the tops IMO.
I somewhat agree with lobster12 in that it's more of a rocking year than long jams.
However, the May frost shows are VERY strong, and by the time they get to the MSG run in Sept, and Shoreline in Oct,
well ..... let's just say Jerry has remembered all he forgot and the shows are some of the best of the 80's, with lots of great jams. 9/18/87 could be the "Cornell show" of 1987.
11/7 in Oakland with the Set Two/ Uncle John>Playin>Terrapin
is fantastic. And the New Year's show with the Nevilles is no slouch either.

I hope to get around to my top ten for 1987 soon, after I finish 1984. But again, almost all the SBD's are out there if you know where to look (or trade). One tragic exception are the Alpine shows in June. Where are these SBD's ???
Charlie ??

Dr. Flashback :-)

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Poster: barongsong Date: Jun 1, 2009 10:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 87

Ok I found it. This comes from an interview here, ,with Lemieux in 2001.
Recordings date back to three
shows in 1967; there are 20 taped concerts from
the following year. Almost everything from 1970 is missing, but most
tapes from 1972 to 1974 are on hand. The Vault
contains 70 per cent of recordings from 1976 to 1978; 40 per cent from
1979-82, most from 1985-86, but only 30 per
cent from 1987. The final touring years, 1988 to 1995, are well
documented. Missing tapes were given away or taken and
not returned. The Dead were not always protective of their musical

The reason I was thinking about this is not that there is a lack of soundboards for 87 out in circulation, but many of the boards out seem to be of low quality, or Generation, in my opinion, which I found odd for such a late year.
Lemieux implys that they weren't protective of there history but I'm wondering now if there is another story for this year, since I believe they probably knew by then the importance of the archives.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jun 2, 2009 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 87

dr. flashback abides!

Hey did you ever post that best of the 80s list?